Michael Ignatieff
Professor of Practice

Ignatieff is a Canadian writer, teacher, and former politician. He served in the Parliament of Canada and was Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. He is the Edward R. Murrow Professor of the Practice of Politics and the Press at the Harvard Kennedy School. He holds a doctorate in history from Harvard University and has held academic posts at King’s College, Cambridge and HKS. His books include The Needs of Strangers (1984), The Lesser Evil: Political Ethics in an Age of Terror (2004), and Fire and Ashes: Success and Failure in Politics (2013). He is the Centennial Chair at the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs in New York. VIEW FULL BIO